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Cinematica: Bite Me!

By Audio, Cinema and Cinematica

Cinematica logoIt’s over a week since the last time I published a Cinematica podcast update and we’ve recorded and released two episodes since then.

Last week (22 November) we spoke to Gerard Smyth, director of When a City Falls about his documentary and life in shuddery Christchurch. You can listen to that episode here:

In that show we also eviscerate Twilight but talk up Project Nim.

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Cinematica: Contagious!

By Audio, Cinema and Cinematica

Here’s Episode #005 of Cinematica.This week I talk to James Croot from The Press and writer Rachael King, two Christchurch film fans, about being cinephiles in a city that’s lost several movie theatres to earthquakes. Contagion, Beginners, Last Train Home and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan are also reviewed.

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New Cinematica episode

By Audio, Cinema and Cinematica

Last night Kailey, Simon and I recorded Episode 5 of the new Cinematica podcast. In it we argue about The Debt, Anonymous and basically agree on The Thing and I Don’t Know How She Does It. I was the only poor bugger who saw Conan the Barbarian. There’s news and banter in there too.

Here it is.

I recommend you head along to iTunes and subscribe so that you never miss an episode. And in a few weeks we’ll be broadcasting each episode live so keep an ear out for that.

Introducing Cinematica (Episode Two)

By Audio, Cinema and Cinematica

In today’s programme (originally posted on 25 October 2011): 

Kailey spins some Beautiful Lies about the latest Audrey Tautou film, I’ll bring Paranormal Activity 3 out of the murk and, with the help of special guest Miriam Ross, our 3D expert, we’ll see whether Wim Wenders sweeps us off our feet with his new dance documentary Pina.

Introducing Cinematica (part one)

By Audio, Cinema and Cinematica

Things have been mighty busy around here although it might not be evident in these pages. After eleven years in the same Newtown flat I finally moved last week. To Newtown. So, a gentleman of Newtown I remain.

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Freelance work has picked up after a horror start to the year and some of the projects are proving to be pretty exciting. One of those projects is now ready to launch: Cinematica, a weekly movie review podcast that I produce, edit and co-present with Simon Werry and Kailey Carruthers (from the Lighthouse Cinema chain).

We’ve recorded three episodes and they are all available now on iTunes and via the snazzy new website, (made by Ocular in Lyall Bay).

We record the show weekly (Tuesday evenings) and review every NZ new release as well as interview special guests. Over time, with support from local distributors, we hope to offer competitions, prizes, giveaways, etc. and maybe even promote our own special screenings.

It’s early days, of course, and we need an audience and their feedback to take the show to the next level. We’d really appreciate it if you could give us an audition, better still subscribe to us via the iTunes Store and then rate and review the show. That’s how we get better positioning in the store and how we grow the audience even more.

In a couple of weeks we will even start streaming the show live from Petone so listeners can contribute as it happens.

So. Exciting.

I’m particularly pleased with Episode 001 which features an interview with Tusi Tamasese, the writer/director of The Orator: